Race Weekend Central

Ben Rhodes ‘Surprised’ by Runner-Up Finish in Kansas

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Ben Rhodes walked away from Kansas Speedway Friday night with a runner-up finish and his third top five in seven races this season. “I was surprised today,” Rhodes said on pit road after the race. “I thought we were going to be lucky to get a top 10; I don’t know how we got second. …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

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For Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, Round No. 2 of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, 43 cars are entered.  It is a decrease of six teams from Daytona, but still a large group of teams. In the Grand Sport class, there are 28 cars entered.  Likely the most interesting entries are the two Multimatic …

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Stewart Friesen & Ben Rhodes Top Friday Afternoon Truck Practices in Atlanta

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The Gander Outdoor Truck Series held two practice sessions on Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday evening’s Ultimate Tailgating 200 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second event of the 2019 season. Stewart Friesen was fastest during the first session with a speed of 177.204 mph.  Friesen is looking for his first career win in …

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Entry List: NextEra Energy 250

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

The newly re-branded NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series opens its season on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy Resources 250.  40 trucks are entered this weekend, meaning eight will go home after qualifying. There are many changes in the Truck Series this season, with several faces in new places. …

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Justin Haley Punches Ticket to Homestead with Victory at Texas

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The Jaws theme was playing in the background as Justin Haley began creeping closer and closer to the No. 4 of Todd Gilliland. All he needed was for Gilliland to make a mistake, and that was just what happened. Gilliland ran out of fuel on the backstretch and Haley went passed the No. 4 and rocketed …

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Ben Rhodes Bags Canadian Tire Pole in Historic Truck Series Qualifying

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Ben Rhodes secured the fifth pole in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career Saturday afternoon (Aug. 25), and he did it in historic fashion. Qualifying for Sunday’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park started with an interesting twist. Rain hit the track before the race, and NASCAR decided that the Trucks would qualify on …

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Kyle Busch Motorsports Sweep Gander Outdoors 150 Practices

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Kyle Busch and Noah Gragson led Friday’s (July 27) Camping World Truck Series practice sessions at Pocono Raceway. Busch turned a speed of 167.320 mph to lead the opening session while Gragson turned a 168.732 mph lap to lead final practice. Practice One Busch, who’s entering his final Truck Series race of the season, led …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr.’s Dominance & An XFINITY Championship Preview

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Trounces The Field Kentucky Speedway was simply the Martin Truex Jr. show. Leading 174 of 267 laps, his No. 78 Toyota was on cruise control most of Saturday night (July 14) in the Quaker State 400. Two-tire pit strategies, like on most repaves produced short-term boosts for drivers like …

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Tracking the Trucks: Ben Rhodes Scores Hometown Win in Kentucky

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

In a Nutshell: Ben Rhodes scored ThorSport Racing’s first victory since switching manufacturers in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Rhodes capitalized on a 74-lap green flag run and a late pit road call for fuel only to score his first win of the 2018 season over Stewart Friesen. “This …

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Ben Rhodes Gets Second Career Win at Home Track

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Ben Rhodes has locked himself into the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoffs, and he’s done it at his home track of Kentucky Speedway, winning the extremely fast-paced Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 by almost a full second over runner-up Stewart Friesen. This was ThorSport Racing’s first win as a Ford team after …

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